Welcome the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

If you see yourself helping to rehabilitate people in a clinical setting, coaching athletes, designing fitness programs, working in a sport organization, teaching health and physical education, or working in the field of recreation, the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance has the program that will prepare you for a rewarding career. Everywhere you turn in Hill Center, the Center for Health Sciences and Smiddy Hall you will see our students learning the skills that will be needed to become successful.

HSHP Hallmarks

  • Experiential Learning
    The importance of experiential learning is demonstrated by our affiliation with approximately 1,700 sites and organizations where our students complete fieldwork and internships. Each year, approximately 650 HSHP students are placed at sites throughout the US and abroad.
  • Multicultural Competency and Awareness
    HSHP is committed to increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students. There is an ongoing effort to increase our learning community's cultural competency and awareness of cultural differences.
  • Study Abroad
    We encourage short and long-term study abroad. Opportunities exist for every student in our school to take advantage of the numerous programs offered at the College.
  • Community Service
    Faculty, staff and students in HSHP support many community activities and routinely volunteer at all types of organizations and facilities in the area.
  • Research and Scholarship
    Faculty work with students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels on research projects. Check out the types of projects that have been completed recently.

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5K for Kidneys

5K for Kidneys - A Senior Leadership Project for a Cause

Jon LaChance '10 (Health Sci w/ Pre-Med Concentration) and Kim Jacobson '10 (Health Sci w/ Health Promotion Concentration), organized a local race on April 10 to raise awareness for kidney disease. Learn more about the event by viewing the mini-documentary on U-Tube titled 5K for Kidneys: Jon and David LaChance fight family history of kidney disease that was filmed and edited by Kathy Laluk '10 (Journalism). You can also read more about the event in the article titled A course for a cause by Andrew Weiser '11 (Journalism).